The Bert Show 'Student Accountability' Debate Raises Furor
July 21, 2015 at 4:06 AM (PT)
The syndicated "BERT Show" has caused a nationwide stir when a 22-year-old caller, referred to as "KIM," complained about her financial predicament -- one that she caused.
KIM's grandparents set aside $90,000 to pay for her college education. But as the student enters her senior year in college, she is short $20,000 to cover her last year of school -- primarily because she used some of the funds to buy clothes and go on a European vacation. KIM also blamed her parents for not giving her proper financial advice.
“Maybe they should have taught me how to budget a little more,” she said on-air. “They never sat me down and had a real, serious talk about it ... Then my parents suggest that I go and take out a loan at a credit union, and I’m like, how am i suppose to do that? I have to go inside a bank to get a loan…”
BERT Show cast members advised her to take responsibility and accountability by confronting her family at the forefront, which other listeners called into object when KIM complained of having to get a job and take out personal loan to pay for her final year of college.
The BERT Show’s segment gained immense traction and was featured on FOX NEWS, COSMOPOLITAN.COM, YAHOO FINANCE, THE INQUISITR, MASHABLE and more with many offering their advice on how to remedy her current situation and avoid for future reference.
For full coverage on the uproar, check out The BERT Show website.